Friday, October 20, 2017

Bryan London.



Bryan is from Bakersfield, California and lived in San Diego and Los Angeles. Arcade was his first sponsor and he would later turn pro for them. His favorite skaters are Ronnie Creager, Tom Penny, and Eric Koston. Trilogy and Mouse are his favorite videos. He's into rap and likes Scarface, Fight Club, and Goonies for movies. Bryan is also into basketball. He was sponsored by Venture and Autobahn, too.

Vert Is Dead is taking a fall break and will be back on Monday, October 30th with a week of Creature for Halloween.

For the information: Thrasher - January 2003 Volume 23 Number 1

Thrasher - August 2002 Volume 22 Number 8

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Casey Rigney.



Casey is from Anacortes, Washington. He was pro for Arcade and joined up with them again when Jason Rogers relaunched the company in 2010. Casey was doing skateboard stunts with Cirque De Soleil circa 2011. He rips and can throw down some serious switch tech tricks.

Autobahn was the wheel branch of Arcade. They sponsored a huge list of people in the early to mid 2000s. I'm not sure if Autobahn is still going. I could have picked an Arcade ad with Casey, but I always prefer one large photo to a sequence. It makes for a better scan.

It looks the Skateboard Mag is done. I renewed my subscription over the summer, but I don't think they completely kept sending me issues from a quick check of the covers on the website. I did get the Na-Kel Smith and Collin Provost editions, but not the Andrew Allen or the last two for that matter. I'll factor one of those to lost in the mail, otherwise that's crappy customer service. Do unfilled prior subscriptions get transferred over to the new Berrics magazine? Or do you have to subscribe to that separately? I imagine it's the later. You guys can keep my twenty bucks since you probably need it more than I do. The Mag went completely downhill once it changed hands. Bummer.

For the info: Thrasher - May 2011 Volume 31 Number 5

Thrasher - February 2003 Volume 23 Number 2

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

J.P. Jadeed.



Skate or Die on the original Nintendo.

Arcade was run by former H-Street pro Jason Rogers. The company was backed by shoe behemoth Osiris in the late 1990s and early 2000s. They later expanded to include the wheel brand Autobahn. Jason would revive Arcade in 2010 as an independent entity. They released two videos over the years, Gumbo in 1999 and Who? in 2002. The team included Malcolm Watson, Tyrone Olson, Jay "SAD" Stephens, Daniel Haney, Pontus Alv, and a few others.

Sometimes it is expecting too much to get meaningful information from a Big Brother am interview. Sorry, J.P.

Thrasher - April 2002 Volume 22 Number 4

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Steve Hernandez.



"It seemed like a really good idea at the time."

Steve grew up in San Bernardino, California. His early skate crew included Eric Koston, Frankie Mata, and Jeff Peterson. He was sponsored by Arcade and Hot Rod Skateshop. Steve's favorite music includes Tortoise, the Minutemen, King Tubby, and Augustus Pablo. He even landed a McTwist at skate camp in 1992. For his amateur interview with Big Brother, he did a shot of tequila for every question Pat Canale and Chris Casey asked.

For the quote and information: Big Brother - January 2000 Issue 56

Thrasher - July 2002 Volume 22 Number 7

Monday, October 16, 2017

Daniel Haney #2.



Space Invaders.

Born: Little Rock, Arkansas
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 165
Shoe size: 9.5
First axe: Claus Grabke
Favorite spots: LA Courthouse and Camelot Benches, Arkansas
Movies: Pulp Fiction and Empire Strikes Back
Book: The Alchemist
Car: '89 Mazda 626
Who's rad: Gonz
Who's sad: Simple As Death
Rail or curb: Rail
Ice cream flavor: Cookies and cream
Salt or pepper: Pepper
Who's rad: Gonz
Who's sad: Simple As Death
Tunes: Marley and Dylan
Chow: Anything organic, sushi
Hall of fame: Bob Dylan
Gator or Hosoi: Hosoi
Words of wisdom: "Many tragic things have been said by tongue and pen, but none so tragic as what might have been."

For the Firing Line: Thrasher - April 2003 Volume 23 Number 4

Thrasher - December 2002 Volume 22 Number 12

Friday, October 13, 2017

Alan Petersen & Karma Tsocheff #2.



Raise the roof.

I think it tends to be forgotten how much of a vert dog Alan was.

I like the two trick line Auby Taylor did from the Rumble in Ramona where he does a fakie ollie to an ollie to fakie. Straight up and down and blasted as high as possible on a Jeff Phillips style old school shape.

Thrasher - September 2005 Volume 5 Number 9

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Ethan Fowler #16.



Sean Cronan: Do you still spend a lot of time making basement music?

Ethan Fowler: No, now I make dining room music. It's too hard to find a basement in San Diego. I don't think I could afford it, so the dining room works very well. It even has a covered ceiling, so it adds a little architectural ambiance.

Ethan had been living in Portland, Oregon when he was riding for Stereo and kicking out the jams in his basement. Once he got on Foundation, he moved to San Diego and put his guitars in the parlor.

For the quote: Transworld - October 2002 Volume 20 Number 10

Slap - September 1996 Volume 5 Number 9